With Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe underway, both on television and in Loki and WandaVision and on the big screen with Black widow and the next Shang-Chi, one of the big questions remains what exactly is the next Avengers the alignment will look like something Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige revealed that it is still being worked out. The cinematic tour-de-force that was Avengers Endgame saw several stars come out of the franchise, including Robert Downey Jr’s Tony Stark / Iron Man, Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers / Captain America. Also, despite dying during Game over Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow eventually dropped out after her solo prequel.
The last time the public saw the Avengers as a unit was at Tony Stark’s funeral, and the remaining members apparently went their separate ways. Thor went into space with the Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man had his less-than-relaxing summer getaway in Spider-Man: Far From Home, and Wanda Maximoff went to face her pain for losing Vision. However, as is often the case, the Avengers only require the proper threat to bring the heroes back together, and with Kang the Conqueror seemingly on the horizon after the events of Loki final, that could be sooner rather than later.
However, it turns out that exactly who will answer the call is something that remains up in the air. Talking to CinemaBlend before Shang-chi release, Feige was asked if the Avengers already existed. Feige responded by saying that fans “We’ll see that question addressed, and the people struggling with that very question, within the MCU right now.” He added that it will be “a background that, while not at the forefront of many of today’s films, certainly … remains in the background.” You can read Feige’s full statement below:
“That’s a great question. And I think you’ll see that question being addressed, and people wrestling with that very question, within the MCU right now. I think after Endgame and with Tony off the board and Steve Rogers off. – Sam Wilson is a new Cap, of course. But what does it mean to be an Avenger? And is there a core team? And who runs it and who finances it? That’s an undercurrent that will, though not at the forefront of many of today’s films, it is certainly an issue that lingers in the background. “
While Feige seems to have largely avoided the question of whether Marvel has settled on his new Avengers team, he makes an interesting point that there is really no left to lead or fund the Avengers. The question of what it means to be Avenger has already been a recurring theme in many of the movies since End of the game. Spider-Man had his own crisis of faith in Far from home and WandaVision he focused a lot on Wanda’s pain. It makes sense then that the rest of Phase Four continues to focus on how the world has changed and to feature its plethora of new heroes like Shang-Chi. Seeing these heroes advance to become Avengers is a great moment, so it shouldn’t be treated lightly in the context of the movies.
Another matter is Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s Valentina Allegra de Fontaine who, from her appearances in Black widow and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, appears to be setting up his own Dark Avengers team after having recruited Wyatt Russell’s American agent and Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova. Even if the Avengers themselves don’t currently exist in the MCU, there may be at least one team ready to answer the call, for better or worse. However, it remains to be seen if this will lead to a conflict with a new Avengers lineup.
That’s not necessarily an immediate problem though, as there are several upcoming movies and TV series in the MCU that will be released before 2023, so fans probably shouldn’t expect another one. Avengers movie until at least after that date. Still, it will be interesting to see what happens and who positions Marvel as the next generation of Avengers for years to come.
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- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)Release Date: Sep 03, 2021
- Eternals (2021)Release Date: Nov 05, 2021
- Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)Release Date: Dec 17, 2021
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)Release date: March 25, 2022
- Thor: love and thunder (2022)Release Date: May 06, 2022
- Black Panther: Wakanda Forever / Black Panther 2 (2022)Release Date: Jul 08, 2022
- Marvels / Captain Marvel 2 (2022)Release Date: Nov 11, 2022
- Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023)Release date: February 17, 2023
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023)Release date: May 05, 2023
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